Oil States Successfully Completes Endurance Test

By MarEx 2014-12-04 15:38:00

Oil States Houma and ESI, successfully completed an endurance test procedure customized for ESI, through the adaptation of the Oil States Houma facility’s hydraulic system to simulate the continuous load of a jack up rig on the 440 system. The test maintained a constant load of operation during which ESI cycled the rack section up and down, simulating the expected 20-year lifespan of the jacking system.

The Houma, Louisiana test facility was custom configured to provide diverse pull testing services for the offshore equipment to extremely high loads. The facility’s ability to replicate loads of up to 1,250 metric tonnes/2,750,000 lbs. provided ample capacity for the test.  Located on the bank of Bayou LaCarpe, at the intersection of the US Intracoastal Waterway, the site provided for streamlined load-in and load-out of the large, heavy equipment using barge-mounted and land-based cranes.

ESI is a leading solution provider to the global offshore drilling industry and deploys its 440 Series Jacking System to lift and lower some of the world’s largest jackup drilling rigs.

“We have established our credentials in this industry by successfully performing this lifecycle test simulating 20 years of offshore usage,” says Matthew Chamberlain, ESI’s Vice President of sales/marketing. “Conducting this test goes far beyond normal industry standards and provides tangible support for the confidence we have in our jacking equipment.”

 “Our test facility is flexible enough to handle a wide range of testing needs for offshore providers like ESI,” says Jared Toups, General Manager of Oil States Houma. “We’re very pleased with the success of this test and enjoyed the opportunity to work with ESI to develop the testing procedure.”

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